David Glosser, uncle to White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, defended an editorial excoriating his nephew and the administration’s immigration policy Tuesday, telling CNN, “I felt it was incumbent upon me to raise my voice to let people know that this is a country of immigrants and our family were immigrants — in fact, we were refugees.
House Republicans left Washington last week relieved that their ugly, months-long fight over immigration was behind them.
The Trump administration’s immigration crackdown could severely limit American companies’ ability to hire workers in a tight labor market, economist Mark Zandi says.
After days of imploring Congress to pass legislation fixing “weak and ineffective” immigration laws, President Donald Trump on Friday seemingly backed down, telling Republicans not to waste their time.
“We’re here today to celebrate America’s commitment to Ireland and the tremendous contributions,” Trump said during a luncheon before St. Patrick’s Day, “and I know it well, the Irish immigrants and their descendants have made right here in the United States and throughout the world.”
People are dying because of United States immigration policy.
Last December, the Trump administration celebrated what it thought was a major accomplishment: a 24 percent drop in arrests at the U.S.-Mexico border in the 2017 fiscal year. The 310,531 arrests made, a 46-year low, marked a significant decrease in one of the key indicators that measures unauthorized crossings into the United States.
Moderate House Republicans are pushing a deal that could lead to citizenship for young “Dreamer” immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally. But Trump told “Fox & Friends” in an interview that aired Thursday that unless a bill “includes a wall, and I mean a wall, a real wall, and unless it includes very strong border security, there’ll be no approvals from me.”
The mavericks would succeed if they collect 218 signatures — a majority of House members — on a petition, a seldom-used procedure. The proposal would allow votes on a liberal plan, a conservative one, a bipartisan compromise and any bill chosen by House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
A small group of Republicans has launched an effort to sidestep House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and put immigration legislation on the House floor this year in a bid to secure protections for young undocumented immigrants.